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Subject:                          Riverview Learning Center September 2016 Newsletter


Riverview Learning Center  

September Newsletter 


Issue: # 42

September 2016


In This Issue

PARADE Back to School Meetings

Register for the SAT

Dam Evacuation Drill

Picture Day!

School Transportation

Supply Lists



Save the dates!



September 2

CHOICE Open House 2:00-3:00


September 6

1st day of school for CLIP/CLEAR & CHOICE


September 6

PARADE Back to School Meeting

K-8 (and new 9-12 families)


High School Meeting



Sept 6-9

PARADE Conference Week 


Sept 22

RLC Education Connection Night



September 28

Dam Evacuation Drill


October 5

Picture Day 9:30-12:00





The Riverview School District calendar for the 2016-17 school year is now available:

RSD School District Calendar


Riverview Learning Center




Dear RLC Families:

Welcome back to all new and returning PARADE students of Riverview Learning Center and their families! Here at the RLC we hosted summer school, our custodian has been scrubbing the classrooms and polishing things up, and our secretary, Kris Rodger, is busy working to get the 2016-17 school year started.

As the new RLC Principal and on behalf of all RLC Staff, I would like to welcome you to the new school year. My name is John Bomar and I have been an educator in schools for 17 years now. Most recently I served in the role of Elementary Assistant Principal in the Sumner School District. Prior to that I was a Dean of Students, School Counselor and Teacher for many years in the Auburn School District. Besides my educational career, I have served as a youth minister, mover, construction worker, life guard, and boy's home counselor. I have a wife of nearly 20 years and two children: Tai, 14; and Emi, 11. I also love to play and coach sports, especially soccer.

There will be some other changes this Fall at the RLC. We will welcome Mr. Payette as the new counselor, Mrs. Hoffmann will join PARADE as the new high school Language Arts/Social Studies teacher, and Mrs. Culverwell will be teaching 7/8 Science and Math.

Our first week of school this year will begin September 6 with a PARADE K-8 parent meeting from 9:00am-11:00am with time to grab a cup of coffee and a treat and visit with our fabulous staff. The PARADE High School program meeting for parents and students will follow at 11 a.m.   This will be an opportunity to meet the teachers, obtain at-home assignments and curriculum for the first week, and to become acquainted with other parents and students.   Conferences are scheduled for the remainder of the week and you can find your student's scheduled time at the bottom of this letter.

The first day of classes for CHOICE start at 8:15 on September 6th.  CLIP students will start September 6th as well, and they should be in Ms. Malm's classroom from 1:00-3:00pm. CLEAR students will meet with Mr. Seymour on Thursday, September 8th at 1:30.

I am very excited to get to know all the students and parents, and learn more about the PARADE, CLIP/CLEAR, and CHOICE programs. We will continue to build on the solid foundation and ideals of the RLC. I hope you've had a great summer - mostly I hope you were able to get some time as a family to rejuvenate and relax.



John Bomar

Riverview Learning Center Principal





PARADE Back to School!


September 6           K-8            9:00am-11:00am

(New 9-12 families   -  Please join us!)



  • Meet and greet our new staff and Principal!
  • Donuts and coffee will be served
  • RLC PTSA sign up
  • Drawing for a free RLC sweatshirt and t-shirt!
  • Come hear Mrs. Schutte and Mrs. Gould role play "How to talk to your child at the dinner table"    (Will the chat about you?)
  • Breakout sessions to include

Choosing a math curriculum - What's new, What's tried & true

Do questions about the WSLP (Written Student Learning Plan) still plague you?  Mrs. Schutte can help!

Logistics of student schedules, parking passes and spirit wear





September 6           9-12        11:00am-12:00pm



  • Meet new staff, students, and parents
  • Get your curriculum and assignments for the first week of classes
  • Learn about parking passes, spirit wear, and how to be involved in the PTSA


  • Enjoy homemade chocolate chip cookies!




CHOICE Open House


Please join CHOICE staff for an informal open house on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 2:00-3:00pm. 

  • Time to answer any questions you might have
  • Meet CHOICE staff and our new Principal, Mr. John Bomar





Take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests

Show colleges everywhere what you're made of!


Upcoming test dates and deadlines are:


October 1     -    Registration deadline September 1 (Late registration deadline Sept 20)


November 1  -   Registration deadline October 7  (Late registration deadline Oct 25)


December 3  -   Registration deadline November 3  (Late registration deadline November 22)



Register here



Dam Evacuation Drill Information


Wednesday, September 28, 2016, is the day designated for Riverview Learning Center students and staff to participate in a Tolt Dam full Evacuation Drill. As many of you know, the Riverview School District participates in a simulation, along with local agencies, in the event of a dam breach. At approximately 9:30 AM, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, students at the Riverview Learning Center, Tolt Middle School, and Carnation Elementary will participate in this drill.


This year's drill is a full evacuation which means we will walk the route to the high ground meeting place in the Tolt Highlands (approx. 3 mile round trip).


Students and adults classified as medically fragile will walk from the RLC and board busses that will depart from Carnation Elementary and will take to the road leading up to the staging area. If you have concerns about your student walking this distance, please call the main office at 425-844-4960 ONLY IF YOUR STUDENT IS UNABLE TO WALK AND NEEDS TO RIDE THE BUS.


PARADE families: This only applies to students who attend PARADE on Wednesday morning.


Please remind your students to dress warm and wear sturdy shoes. We are hopeful the weather will be cooperative; however, if the day brings a downpour of rain, we will cancel the drill.


Remember our emergency drills are all part of working together to help keep students prepared and safe.






Picture Day


Wednesday, October 5th 9:30am - 12:00pm


For all students in PARADE, CLIP and CHOICE students.  If Wednesday is not a usual school day for your child, please feel free to arrive anytime during the above hours to allow your student to have their picture taken.  Order forms will be sent home with each child, and we do have extras at the front desk of the RLC if you need an extra one.  Please note that you can also order your pictures online beforehand by visiting


Remember, school pictures are a great way to document and remember your child's school year!


****  There will be a Make up Picture Day in mid-November ****



Transportation for 2016-2017 School Year



Any student who attends classes for the PARADE or CHOICE programs has the opportunity to ride district transportation.  If you ride a bus to or from the RLC, please check routes, pick up and drop off times by looking at the district website at




Parents of PARADE students - please let us know if your student(s) will be using the district bus service.





Supply Lists


Does your student have all of the necessary classroom supplies?


Have you turned in your PARADE supplies to donate?  If not, please check the updated list!




Thank you for sharing your children with us! 


RLC Staff



The Riverview School District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  This holds true for all district employment and student opportunities.  Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer (Ms Janet L. Gavigan, 425-844-4500) and Section 504/ADA Coordinator (Dr. Ken Heikkila, 425-844-4500).

PARADE Program - Riverview School District, 32302 NE 50th Street, Carnation, WA 98014



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